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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Woodland Park Zoo - Photoblog

There comes a time in every mans life when he starts straying.. and gives in to temptation. You have been faithful and loyal to what you thought was a "vision to behold", the "apple of your eye" etc. etc. only to find by chance that sometimes you might just have missed out on a lot of fun.

Okay. We are not talking about my woman here, though god knows that Seattle women who come to the Woodland park zoo on a summer weekday can make you doubt your own resolve. That zoo can as well market itself as a pickup bar! As usual we digress, especially after a whole post has been dedicated to this topic already..

Now that you have guessed the names of all those animals from their butt shots, here are their portraits. But before going further, we have to clarify. The Canon digital rebel with the simple 28-80 (non image stabilized) lens is not exactly zoo material, except for low light shots.

The BIL has recently acquired a Nikon D40 with the works (body, wide angle, telephoto, tripod, etc. etc.). He had the 55-200 lens on his Nikon and in an impulsive move, I grabbed his camera to take a shot, simply because my camera couldn't zoom that nicely. Lo and behold, what a shot!

The rest of the zoo trip, would borrow his lens at every opportunity.

Love my Canon. This is not a camera limitation. If the old Tamron 18-200 lens was there, it would have done the job. There are no imminent zoo trips, so the wait for the lens will continue.

All shots taken with D40 except the snakes which were taken with the Canon.

Finally, our wild ones..

At the end of this trip when we were driving back, one thought kept crossing my mind. Human beings, inspite of all their flaws are the most fascinating of creatures.


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I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...


great phots. question for the serpant - "hugged anyone lately?"

- s.b.

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:43 PM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

Super snaps. Now, the age old debate about Nikon Vs Canon restarts !


I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:54 AM, Blogger Swatantra wrote...

Amazing pictures!! You are amazing at photography..

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:10 AM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

s.b., that was one lonely serpent!

Kavi, no debate.. my old Tamron lens would have done the same or better job..

Swatantra, thank you. have a long way to go.


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